What is an Orthodontist?

What is an Orthodontist

Smile of a beautiful young womanAn orthodontist is a dentist who has completed a dental degree followed by a further three year specialist degree in Orthodontics.

The specialisation makes orthodontists experts in diagnosis and treatment of crooked teeth, malaligned jaws and bite problems. Detailed knowledge of growth and development can help provide treatment at the ideal time. Orthodontists may treat children, teenagers or adults. An Orthodontist will consider not just your teeth but your facial appearance and profile when planning your smile aesthetics.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Having a beautiful smile can be a great confidence boost. Orthodontic treatment may have additional benefits including, making it easier to clean your teeth and gums, helping to maintain a healthy mouth. Orthodontics may help with chewing or speech difficulties and an orthodontist can help manage habits such as thumb sucking.